Kandahar local police complain of lack of adequate facilities
Sat Jul 28, 1:02 pm
The local police in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province have complained of lack of appropriate facilities and suitable accommodations and have accused the authorities of neglecting their problems.
They claimed that they didn’t have good livelihoods and their salaries were not paid on time.
They added that because of the lack of heavy weapons, they were not able to fight face to face with the Taliban and other armed opposition groups.
Security officials have denied the claim, saying the local police in Panjwai district have no problems and have adequate facilities.
404th Maiwand Police Zone commander Muhammad Salem Ehsas said based on the decree of President Karzai and the Interior Ministry, the local police in Kandahar are provided the same opportunities and facilities as the other parts of the country. He also said that all of the requirements of local police were being met on time.
Local police is composed of local people and are provided arms by the Interior Ministry to provide security to their areas.
The security force leaders have said that the establishment of local police has been effective in providing security, saying the movements of insurgents have decreased in those areas where the local police exist.